After you scan documents or import photos, you see a screen that lets you view the images. You see this same screen when you go back to review these types of documents later. (All scanned docs into this screen are saved as a jpeg.)
Moving Among Multiple Images
If a document has multiple pages or multiple photos, the left side of the screen tells you how many images there are. The top arrow button on the left takes you to the first image, the next arrow moves up one image, the next moves down one image, and the final arrow moves you to the last image.
You can also use the PgUp and PgDn keys to move up and down.
Adding Additional Images
To add additional images to the document, click Add. Then choose whether you want to scan, import from a file, or past an image that is on the clipboard..
To control which drive/folder Chronicle looking for images in, click Settings and the click Default Directory to Look for Images In.
Adjusting Image Brightness and Contrast
In an image is too light or too dark, or if it has too much or too little contrast, click Brightness/Contrast. Moving the Brightness slider to the left makes the image darker; moving it to the right makes it lighter. Moving the Contrast slider to the left reduces the contrast; moving it to the right makes it lighter. If an image needs adjusting, usually you’ll have to move both of these sliders. You can see your changes immediately as you make adjustments, but the changes are only saved if you click Save; if you Cancel, the image is restored to its previous appearance.
Rotating or Cropping Imported Images
To rotate or crop images, click Adjust and then pick the appropriate action from the menu..
To print images, click Print. You can print the current image, all images, or all selected images. (All selected includes images where the Include this image... checkbox is checked.) You have these options:
Actual size: This does NOT necessarily print the image the same size as the original document; it sizes based on the number of pixels in the image; this is determined by the resolution chosen when the image was created or scanned.
Maximum Proportional Size: This prints the image as large as possible without distorting the image. This generally enlarges a wide image to the width of the page; it enlarges a tall image to the height of the page. This is the best option if you want to enlarge a photo; it is also a good option for printing scanned documents.
Fit to Page: This makes the image fill the page. For photos, this usually distorts the image. It can be useful for full page scanned documents, but Maximum Proportional Size above is good for that as well.
4 per Page: If you are printing multiple images, this prints 4 images on each page. This is disabled if you are only printing the current image. If you choose this, you can choose whether or not you want the images numbered.
Changing the View Percentage
To change how much an image is enlarged or reduced when viewing it in Chronicle, click the View menu, and choose a percentage. This doesn’t change the resolution of the saved image; it only affects the display on the screen in Chronicle.
You can also press the + or - keys to enlarge or reduce the view. And you can use any of the following shortcut keys to jump to a particular resolution:
Ctrl-1: View at 100%.
Ctrl-2: View at 200%.
Ctrl-3: View at 300%.
Ctrl-4: View at 400%.
Ctrl-5: View at 50%.
Ctrl-8: View at 80%.
Ctrl-1: View at 100%.
Entering Descriptions for Images
You don’t have to enter descriptions for individual images, but if you want to, click the Description entry at the top of the window. This description applies specifically to the current image.
Controlling Which Images Get Emailed/Faxed
At the top left of the screen, the checkbox Include this image if this set of images is emailed/faxed controls whether the image is included if you email or fax the images to someone outside of the office. (This checkbox has no effect if you send the images to someone in the office; the user would just get a link to the whole set of images.)
The Edit menu has options for selecting or unselecting all images at once.
If you uncheck this box for any image, a message appears that tells you how many of the images in the set are selected.
In addition to being used for emailing/faxed, this checkbox is also used if you click Print and choose to print Selected Images.
Saving Your Changes
Some changes are saved immediately. Any changes that aren’t saved when you make them are automatically saved when you close the image viewing window.